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HOW TO POST UP by FLASHING in the Post) –Shot Science Basketball

November 9, 2019

Hey, this is Chase from
and today I’m going to talk to you about the “Flash.” The “Flash” is used by the post player to
gain possession of the ball away from the basket, or to create space from their post
defender. To have an effective “Flash” in the post, you want to come straight back towards the
person with the ball. You want to be very visible. So that means you want to have your hands in the air; show
them a target. You also want to be very verbal. You want to call for the ball and let them know that
you’re open so that they don’t miss you. And lastly, we want to make sure that we’re under control. We want to be on balance. When we catch the ball, we want to make sure
that we “Chin” the ball, that we’re in athletic position so that we’re not knocked off or
we don’t travel when we catch the ball. And one last element to remember when we’re Flashing back to the ball is to make sure
that we greet the ball. And what that means is that we have to be responsible for the last 10% of that pass.
We can’t sit back and let the ball come to us because the defender will step around us
and tip it away. So we want to make sure we take our hands out in front of us, really go out and grab
the ball, and keep running into it and then be on balance. As opposed to sitting back
and waiting for it. So remember, when performing the “Flash,” we want to Flash strong. We want to be visible. We want to be verbal. And we want to be under control. And remember to meet the ball so that we’re
not waiting for it to come to us. So that’s the “Flash” and it’s really a great way as a post player to get the ball in your
hands. And make sure to check out our future downloadable videos on post moves. Thanks for watching ShotScience and don’t
forget… comment, rate, and subscribe!

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  • Reply BrunoLS09 November 13, 2009 at 3:06 pm


    I love it when I see there's a new video posted by ShotScience.

    Awesome job, again.

    Thanks, ShotScience

  • Reply Chase Curtiss November 13, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    iMantanos: It is hard to do any assessment of what is going on with your shot without being able to see it! Upload a good quality video of you shooting so we can assess what is happening!

  • Reply HoustonRocket281 November 14, 2009 at 2:10 am

    thanx guys my shot is so perfect man thanx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i love yall man…hey but i need some teachings how to get out of good defenders

  • Reply HoustonRocket281 November 14, 2009 at 2:13 am

    dude follow every single thing in here and u WILL learn …just like i did now my shots are so silky smooth.Well here is a tip always keep your ball on the palm,no fingers on each other nothing!and shoot straight ,until your elbow goes straight and the last thing is believe on your arm ,shoot with ditermination not with tireness(make your self comfortable)

  • Reply scumbaggery101 November 14, 2009 at 3:05 am

    i think you should do a video on the basic mechanics of a set shot. alot of people do not understand what they're doing wrong and it's really frustrating to show them time and time again what they're doing wrong when they don't feel what they're doing incorrectly

  • Reply HoustonRocket281 November 17, 2009 at 1:17 am

    yeah thats what i meant but i type to fast and words mess me up XD

  • Reply Ronald Aaron Tan November 20, 2009 at 12:25 am

    I just have to ask. Can u elaborate what you mean by "hip to hip"? How exactly do we do that?

  • Reply Ronald Aaron Tan November 20, 2009 at 1:04 am

    That was fast… I'll try this, but I sure hope you had a video to show this. But thanks anyway. I''l tell you how it goes. Keep up the good work.

  • Reply Ronald Aaron Tan November 20, 2009 at 1:13 am

    By the way, do u mean that I chase his hip with my hip when I drive to the basket? Do we do it side by side or should the defense be behind me?

  • Reply Gabriel Saunders November 29, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    coach how do u do that spin that he did in the beginning. also how can you control yourself or slow down or speed whenn you do a stop and pop

  • Reply Ed Michel December 5, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    how can we shoot better from the sides of the basketball court or the sides from the 3 point line?

  • Reply Ed Michel December 5, 2009 at 8:40 pm


  • Reply Ryan Malicsi December 30, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    thanks so much! every time i got a pass i didnt greet the ball and i always got it picked off. 🙁

  • Reply Zuckleberry Finn February 28, 2010 at 2:14 am

    hey shot science, these videos r great, do u mind if i put them on my upcoming website?

  • Reply sly9295 March 4, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    u mean the baseline of the three point line

  • Reply sly9295 March 5, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I was posting a respond comment to another user

  • Reply Kerry Jr. Minter September 25, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    I need tips, I'm only 5'8 but i play post because im strong enough to rebound agaist bigger guys. But everytime I get the ball on offense I have a hard time scoring because the guy guarding me is alot bigger than me.

  • Reply gryphus001 October 27, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    coach, when do i have to do post flashes?

  • Reply gryphus001 November 28, 2010 at 11:01 am

    hi, shotscience… how can i move to open space??

  • Reply Kent Joshua Sadullo December 10, 2010 at 2:06 am

    This is my favorite video ever… I can now have the ball whenever I want! Thanks Shot Science. But I have a question, how can I ask for the ball from a very selfish teammate?

  • Reply Kent Joshua Sadullo December 12, 2010 at 8:06 am

    @ShotScience thanks shot science!

  • Reply lol2its7me December 22, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    hey im just wondering if u ever did a video about shot blocking because i wanna get better at defense

  • Reply d sanch April 12, 2011 at 4:49 am

    @ShotScience yeah true.. the best way to defend is to prevent them from getting a shot, instead of running and stopping the shot. if you want to get good shot blocks, i think it's better to sneak up from the weak side, because i notice that good smashing block shots come from the blind side of the shooter.

  • Reply d sanch April 12, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    @ShotScience thanks! and you are right that kind of block you can at least get the ball from the opponents, as oppose to smashing it… but it feels good to smash it! hehe! lol

  • Reply dropsblood April 23, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I <3 ShotScience

  • Reply Kenneth Williams January 26, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Shot Science …..You Got It right! My son will be on this relentlessly!!!!! Thank You

  • Reply ITZ J1MB0 January 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    i was wondering if yoooou could do a video on certain post movesss like shake and bake or maybe the dream shake etc thanks

  • Reply Richardthe3rdth April 24, 2012 at 12:02 am

    hey shot science can you make some more videos on how to get the ball 5 on 5

  • Reply Nikoloz Tatana May 11, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    thank you for great lessons

  • Reply Angel Lewis June 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    i hope u get paid for comments

  • Reply branbran76 June 21, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Just started basketball this year and ShotScience helped me get into the team!Thanks ShotScience!

  • Reply david grant July 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    @ShotScience i need some really good, slick post moves, you got any i could use for high school ball?

  • Reply david grant July 18, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    thanks guys, these moves are dynamite, just tried them o some older players and it whooped them!

  • Reply Yi Chieh Wang September 7, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Hey Coach, I am able to score in the post after watching the videos and practising but I find it hard to defend the post. Can you give me some tips on how do we defend the post and prevent the opposition post players to score in the post?

  • Reply Andrew Carter September 13, 2012 at 3:12 am

    but aren't you always supposed to be between your man and the basket? if your playing in front of them that cant happen

  • Reply KidTheInk November 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    hey coach i would love to watch more postmove videos and by the way what you think about of making videos of "faults" like for example "travel in the post" or something like that? I guess that would maybe help more to know whats the fault is.. I would appreciate it! thanks coaches

  • Reply KidTheInk November 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Already saw them and I really appreciate it, thanks! I'm practising the Hook-Shoot ^^
    what you think of the idea to show how the move is wrong ?

  • Reply nibblebunny January 24, 2013 at 6:31 am

    if only dwight knew how to "chin" the ball….dude gets stripped all the time cuz he always keeps the ball low

  • Reply free2rhyme445 January 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm


  • Reply Samuel Robbins January 25, 2013 at 2:36 am

    thanx for the helpful tip i been helping coaching a youth basketball team and i been workin with the kid whos been playin the center position and i taught him the things that i know but its good to have videos like these to refresh my memory on these kind of post moves

  • Reply Silibili1234 January 31, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Subbed 🙂 !

  • Reply Cedric Quitor February 11, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Subscribed 🙂 How can I practice my hook shot or fade away in the low post?

  • Reply M.r. Baller February 12, 2013 at 12:49 am

    like if cant go a day without shot Science (y)

  • Reply Malex February 12, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I have a defender that is always fronting me where is the video for that?

  • Reply Malex February 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    thanks ill practice the play with my other teammates

  • Reply Malex February 15, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Wow thanks I tried it in gym with a part of the team and it worked but we did have to do it quickly

  • Reply free2rhyme445 June 9, 2013 at 1:56 am

    bring him up to the foul line or as close as you can by pushing on his lower back with your forearm and call for the lob pass by having your other arm in the air and make eye contact with the person who has the ball.

  • Reply Saul Navarro June 9, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Can you make a video about pivoting the ball

  • Reply Shot Science Basketball June 9, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Saul, not really sure what you mean by "pivoting the ball!" Maybe a little more info for us?

  • Reply Shot Science Basketball June 9, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    We do have a video on the "Jump Stop and Pivot." That might help!

  • Reply EniqmaticArtsXL July 10, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    You guys gotta work on how you commentate. Listening to you guys is quite boring, I say you should sound a bit more hyped and filled with energy. People enjoy learning like that a lot more! No hate just a reccomendation.

  • Reply Shot Science Basketball July 11, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Thanks for your comment. No hate here either. We learn everyday from people like yourself.

  • Reply Kool Aid July 31, 2013 at 4:04 am

    Can you please make a video with some tips for PF/C

  • Reply Shot Science Basketball July 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    We will take your suggestion and try to offer somethings soon!

  • Reply Alonzo Karl August 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Hey . Shot Science
    Can you please make a video to learn the olajuwon post Moves?

  • Reply Shot Science Basketball August 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    We already have them in our plan for the future.

  • Reply Paul Quinn October 18, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Hey coach can you make a video on defending in the post

  • Reply Shot Science Basketball October 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Thanks for your recommendation and we have this in our plan.

  • Reply Gaia Ang November 14, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Do you mind making a video for point guards?

  • Reply Ajuan Hogan January 9, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Cool Thanks

  • Reply C K April 13, 2014 at 8:37 am

    can you explain the move at 0:16 and other options after the flash in more detail?

  • Reply Adam Colter May 21, 2014 at 5:18 am

    I play post and I used to never get any points because I never got the ball because I would just post up at the low block and stay there. When I started flashing up to the elbow or pinch post I would always get the ball. Even if I didn't get it immediately I would just post up there and wait. My points have sky rocketed and I have way more fun. I also got in the habit of then inside pivoting and getting in to triple threat right when I get the ball. Then I either shoot or drive. I also counter that with ball fakes and jab steps, but with that said life is Good 😉

  • Reply Robert Newell July 5, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Is it ok that we back down in the post?

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